Chemistry Faculty

ISU Chemistry Faculty In Alphabetical Order

Name Research Area(s)
Andreja Bakac Oxygen Activation, Transition Metal Catalysts, Kinetics and Mechanisms
Jason Chen Organic synthesis and Chemical biology
Ning Fang Single Molecule and Nanoparticle Imaging, Chemical Biology and Microfluidics
Mark Gordon Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Thomas Greenbowe Chemical Education Research, Curriculum Development and Chemistry Instructor Training
Tom Holme Chemical Education, Computational Chemistry
R. Samuel Houk Inorganic Mass Spectrometry, ICP-MS, Biological Mass Spectrometry, Forensic Chemistry
Wenyu Huang Nanomaterials, Catalysis, and Renewable Energy
Malika Jeffries-EL Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry (Conducting Polymers)
William Jenks* Organic Photochemistry, Organosulfur Chemistry, Environmental Photochemistry
George Kraus Organic Synthesis and New Synthetic Methodology, Bioagricultural Chemistry, Green Chemistry
Young Jin Lee Biological Mass Spectrometry
Gerd Meyer Inorganic, Solid State & Coordination Chemistry
Gordon Miller Theoretical and Experimental Aspects of Solid State Inorganic Chemistry
Jacob Petrich Ultrafast spectroscopy of biophysical systems and solvation processes. Applications of light to food safety and human health
Marek Pruski Materials Chemistry and Solid State NMR
Aaron Sadow Organometallic Chemistry and Asymmetric Catalysis
Igor Slowing Multitasking Nanostructured Materials
Emily Smith Bioanalytical, Fluorescence and Chemical Imaging
Xueyu Song Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Levi Stanley Organic and Organometallic Chemistry, Catalysis, and Asymmetric Synthesis
Patricia Thiel Surface Chemistry, Metal Thin Films and Nanoparticles, Properties of Structurally-complex Alloy Surfaces
Brett VanVeller Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, Self-assembly, Materials
Javier Vela Photoactive nanomaterials for applications in catalysis, renewable energy, and biological imaging; polymer-nanoparticle composites
Vincenzo Venditti Molecular mechanisms of enzyme regulation NMR Spectroscopy
Theresa Windus Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Arthur Winter Synthesis of chemical tools for biological and medical applications
Keith Woo Metalloporphyrin Catalyzed Chemistry, Atom Transfer, Metal-ligand Binding
Edward Yu Structure and function of membrane protein, x-ray crystallography
Yan Zhao Organic, Supramolecular, Biomimetic, Materials, Catalysis, and Nano Chemistry

*Department Chair

Lecturer

Name Research Area(s)
Cristina Bonaccorsi General Chemistry
Joseph Burnett General Chemistry
Jesudoss Kingston General Chemistry, Organometallics - Synthesis and Catalysis
Irmi Schewe-Miller General Chemistry
Kathy Burke General Chemistry, Chemical Education
David Appy General Chemistry

 

Emeritus and Retired Professors

Name Research Area(s)
Robert Angelici Organometallic Chemistry, Catalysis on Gold Metal, Biodiesel Conversions
Thomas Barton Organosilicon Chemistry
John Corbett* Inorganic Solid State Chemistry
James Espenson Transition metal catalysts, Mechanisms & Applications
Hugo Franzen High Temperature Solid State Chemistry
James Fritz* Analytical Separations
Gregory Geoffroy Synthetic organometallic chemistry, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, and organometallic photochemistry.
Bernard Gerstein Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Effective Teaching
David Hoffman Physical Chemistry
Wilbert Hutton  
Robert Jacobson X-Ray Crystallography, Molecular Machanics Methods
Dennis Johnson Electrochemistry
Richard Larock Organometallic Chemistry, Synthetic Methodology, Heterocycles, Bioplastics from Soybean/Corn Oils
Victor Lin* Nanomaterials, Synthesis and Characterization
Robert McCarley* Solid-State and Metal Cluster Chemistry
Klaus Ruedenberg Quantum Chemistry
Martha Russell* General & Organic Chemistry
Kathleen Trahanovsky General & Organic Chemistry
Walter Trahanovsky Pyrolysis of Organic Compounds, Applications in Coal and Biomass
John Verkade Promoting Organic Transformations with New Phosphorus-based Lewis Base and Aluminum-based Lewis Acid "Football" Catalysts
Edward Yeung Analytical Spectroscopy, Analytical Separations, Single Molecule and Single Cell Studies

*deceased